The summer heat is not all that kind to my skin. Actually, my skin has just taken a beating in general lately. I have been breaking out like crazy, and pimples are not a good look for anyone. After trying tons of dermatologist suggestions (I have yet another appointment next week), I still have not had luck with a good face/body cleanser that keeps my skin blemish free.
In attempt to not sound like a Proactiv commercial (which also didn’t work for me), I’ll make this brief: I need some help.
I feel like I have tried every cleanser on the market and nothing seems to work.
Here are two of my favorites… and by favorites I mean cleansers that smelled or felt awesome on my skin, yet didn’t change the state of the war erupting on my face.
Benefit’s Foamingly Clean Face Wash smells like a dream..or it smells like one of those cheesy Neutrogena commercials that boast about face wash that instantly wakes you up. Benefit’s formula has a light cucumber fragrance that is soothing on even the roughest mornings. The bottle lasted me over four months, however, my skin was not any different from beginning to end. It was sad to say goodbye…
My next try was Clinique Liquid Facial Soap. I tried the mild formula, hoping it would be more gentle on my skin. I had read tons of reviews on Sephora claiming how this product really helped with acne, and I knew from experience that Clinique was known for their dermatologist recommended skincare options. Unfortunately, my skin almost seems worse after using this product for about two months. It may be because of the hike in the temperature, but the benefits I was hoping to receive have not cleared my face.
That’s why I’m leaving this up to you ladies. I know you all have awesome ideas, so what are your face wash suggestions?